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  ROBINSON, Ill. -- The Vincennes University volleyball team overcame a slow start Tuesday night for a sweep over Lincoln Trail, 25-22, 25-5, 25-15. The Trailblazers have won four straight matches to improve to 17-8 on the season. Alison Smith and Ryleigh Fidler led VU at the net with 10 kills apiece. Smith added 10 digs and three blocks in the win. ...

  LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Vincennes University Men’s Cross Country coach Randy Heisler had one goal for his team Saturday at the 17th Annual Louisville Sports Commission Cross Country Championship -- run season best times. Mission accomplished. The Trailblazers placed 18th in the 35-team Silver Division. All six VU harriers covered the arduous 8K course in season-best times. “The...

MATTOON, Ill. -- For the second straight night, the Vincennes University Volleyball team came up with a third-set rally. After dropping the first two sets Friday night, the Trailblazers rallied for a win in the third for a thrilling five-set win over Lake Land, 9-25, 19-25, 25-18, 25-11, 15-6. The win moves VU to 16-8 on the season and 7-0 against NJCAA DI opponents. “We grew up a...

  VINCENNES, Ind. -- The Vincennes University Men’s Cross Country team travels to Tom Sawyer State Park in Louisville, Ky. Saturday morning for its third meet of the season. First-year Trailblazers coach Randy Heisler, who has coached in the Division I ranks for 30 years prior to VU, is hoping his young team can be more competitive. “We have not experienced a lot of success...

  VINCENNES, Ind. -- Kloie McGrew served up three consecutive aces to help the Vincennes University Women’s Volleyball team rally in the third set and complete a sweep over visiting Kaskaskia College Thursday night, 25-21, 25-23, 26-24. Trailing 24-22, in the third, Ryleigh Fidler put away a kill to set up McGrew’s heroics. “I don’t think I have ever seen it...


The Vincennes University Athletic Department hosts Play4Kay and raises donations for the Kay Yow Cancer Fund annually. VU Women’s Basketball Coach and Athletic Director Harry Meeks has a special connection to the late Yow, who was the longtime coach at North Carolina State. He had the pleasure of meeting her while he was an assistant coach at Western Carolina University. This left a lasting impression on him and made this cause important to him and the Trailblazers.

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NJCAA spring sport cancellation

The NJCAA announced on March 16 the cancellation of all spring sport competition and all upcoming basketball championships, effective immediately, due to the evolving COVID-19 situation. Spring competition includes all practices, regular season, postseason, and national championship play.

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